Private sector and public security in Nepal

Perceptions and responses

Equitable economic recovery and improved public security are both key requirements for consolidating peace in Nepal. Economic deprivation of various groups and regions, elite control of productive resources and decades of low development have fed both poverty and multiple conflicts in the country. The private sector is deeply affected by insecurity. At the same time, irresponsible and sometimes illicit business practices further fuel this cycle of public insecurity, resulting in yet more economic hardship. Breaking this cycle therefore has to be in the interest of responsible business leaders across Nepal. This report identifies entry points from which various stakeholders, including the private sector, government, civil society and the international community, can encourage improved public security in the country.